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Join a team of passionate art lovers!  AWE offers a creative and vibrant work environment.

Art Windsor-Essex (formerly known as The Art Gallery of Windsor) is a non-profit public art gallery focused on presenting the visual arts of Canada. The gallery was formed on October 1, 1943, and incorporated on June 8, 1944, with the mandate of serving the southwestern Ontario region and the international border community of Windsor, Ontario, Canada and Detroit, Michigan, USA.

In the intervening years, it has become a cultural pillar situated in a premium and purpose-built downtown riverfront location overlooking the Detroit River and downtown skylines. AWE is an award-winning organization known for its cutting-edge contemporary art program and Canadian art collections of over 4,000 works. The exhibition galleries (comprising about 15,000 square feet/4,700 metres) include both changing exhibitions and ongoing displays of the acclaimed art Collection, which features historical, modern and contemporary art.

Reporting to: Head, Programs and Partnerships, Art Windsor-Essex
Hours: 35 hours per week
Wage: $18.05 hour
Contract: June 2024 – December 2024

Established in 1943, AWE is the largest public art gallery in Southwestern Ontario and has grown with incredible support from the Windsor-Essex community. At AWE, we share historical Canadian, Indigenous, and contemporary Art with the Windsor-Essex community in inventive and creative ways. Through our engaging educational activities, we spark creativity and conversations. With 15,000 square feet of exhibition space, new takes on our permanent collection of nearly 4000 artworks, and through unexpected partnerships, AWE is the creative heart of Windsor-Essex.

The Role:
Under the supervision of the Head of Programs and Partnerships and working closely with curators, staff, and volunteers, this position focuses on supporting AWE’s Education Plan, Digital Strategy and the Truth and Reconciliation Action Plan. The Programming Assistant is responsible for supporting education initiatives at AWE, including coordinating programming for youth, supporting digital outreach programs, and researching and collecting qualitative and quantitative data related to the education programs.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Supports the development of content on visual literacy specific to youth and culturally diverse audiences and incorporates Ministry of Education curriculum content;
  • Researches and develops interpretative materials in collaboration with other public program staff;
  • Organizes all aspects of programs, including coordinating registration, staffing, content preparation;
  • Creates and edits content on applications and WordPress sites;
  • Facilitates workshops and / or skill shares;
  • Plans and coordinates supplies and materials for programs;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Post-secondary degree in Education, Communications/Film, Visual Arts and/or Visual Arts Education, or Theater;
  • Experience working in an education/and or cultural environment;
  • Knowledge of visual arts and the ability to research, prepare, and present educational information that is accessible to a range of ages and levels of experience;
  • Strong written and oral communication and administrative skills;
  • Experience using audio visual equipment;
  • Demonstrated digital skills.

Who can apply:

This position is funded in part through the Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage program, and all applicants must be registered in the YCW candidate pool and meet the current YCW-BCH eligibility criteria. An individual may be eligible for an internship if they:

  • are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent resident status are not eligible);
  • are legally entitled to work in Canada (have a valid social insurance number);
  • are between 16 and 30 years of age inclusively at the start of employment; and
  • are a college or university graduate (certificate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate).

Note: Priority will be given to graduates that have not previously participated in YCW internship programs and that are unemployed or underemployed.

More Details

How to apply (Individuals are required to):

  • Visit the Young Canada Works login page;
  • Create an account by clicking on the “Sign up” link, then complete & submit a candidate profile;
  • Browse job opportunities via the “Search for a job” link in their account; and
  • Express their interest in a position by clicking on the job title and then on “Express interest in this job”;
  • Email questions to Julie Tucker, Head of Programs & Projects

AWE is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Upon request, accommodation will be provided throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. We are committed to employment equity and support building a skilled and diverse workforce. Members from the following designated groups (Women, Indigenous, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify.